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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group.

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Come join a discussion of metaphysics.
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Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 1-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"House Calls": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Virtual studio visit with Rashaun Rucker, an award-winning Detroit-based artist known for photographs, prints, and drawings.
4 p.m., livestream at Free.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Discovery Series: Photography": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements graphics division staff present historic photos from the library's collection and discuss the evolution of early photography techniques.
4 p.m. Preregistration required at for meeting URL. Free. 647-0864. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Science of Mind Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom
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Free, but donations accepted
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home with Literati: John Moe, Colin Nissan, & Sarah Walker": Literati Bookstore.

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Writers John Moe, Colin Nissan, & Sarah Walker discuss the new book Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something, which revisits the first twenty-one years of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, a pioneering humor website.
7 p.m., Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Healing Politics; a Virtual Event with Abdul El-Sayed": Nicola's Books.

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Public health expert and progressive activist Abdul El-Sayed discusses his new book Healing Politics, a combination of memoir, science, and public policy which attempts to diagnose the problems facing the progressive political movement in the U.S.
7 p.m., Free.

 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
7 p.m. or so, join for updates on virtual or in-person meeting location. Free. 926-8863. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Brews & Views: Why We Must Save the US Post Office during the Pandemic": League of Women Voters.

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Talk by Lansing-based lawyer Patrick Levine Rose. Q&A.
Preregistration required at for meeting URL. Free. 272-3634.

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Respite with Ragtime": River Raisin Ragtime Revue.

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Livestream performances by musicians from around the country. Featuring old time, bluegrass, ragtime, classic country blues, and more.


May 13 Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis

May 20 Violist Leslie DeShazor

May 27 New Orleans-based jazz clarinetist Evan Christopher

June 3 New Orleans-based pianist and composer Tom McDermott

June 10 Chicago-based cellist Kelsee Vandervall

June 17 Finger-style guitarist Rollie Tussing

June 24 Ragtime, Old-Time, Blues, and Stride piano "Perfessor" Bill Edwards

July 1 Old-time piano player Adam Swanson

July 8 Flutist Shantanique Moore

July 15 Viola player Caleb Georges

July 22 TBA

July 29 Ann Arbor violinist Priscilla Johnson
8 p.m. Free, donations accepted for musicians. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Art with Keith": Saline District Library.

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Local artist Keith McGuire introduces various techniques to teens. Mar. 25: "Anime drawings & inking." Apr. 8: Clay figures. Apr. 22: "Indigenous American art oil pastel." May 6: "Abstract self-portrait." May 20: "Watercolor scenes." June 3: TBA. At 1:30 p.m. on May 17, an art show featuring work from the program.
3 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]

 3 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed: "Paint Night": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 2-May 30. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about 5 long-time best friends gathered for a bachelorette paint-and-pour night who confront buried truths about themselves and their relationships.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PRT, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $47 (Sat. eve.) in advance at, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]

 7-11 p.m. 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 769-3994. [map]

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